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This Day in R&B: Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' album turns 15! (December 20)


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mjb.jpg.684c6a1179dedb36788f9177ab13dea8.jpgMary J. Blige loves Britney and has spoken greatly of her so we shall not be ignoring the 15th anniversary of this great era in which Mary was in a happy place that is The Breakthrough (even though I was too young xD)!

It debuted at #1 selling 727,000 records the first week (a then record for a female R&B artist in Billboard/Soundscan history).

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The 2nd single "Be Without You" (peaked at #3) broke all types of airplay records and is Billboard's most successful R&B/hip-hop song of all-time!

The other singles deserved better on the Hot 100:

This era gave her so many awards, BET, Grammys, AMAs, winning 9 Billboard Awards in one night, etc!

 

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Mary J. Blige loves Britney and has spoken greatly of her so we shall not be ignoring the 15th anniversary of this great era in which Mary was in a happy place that is The Breakthrough (even though I

Omg I love Mary  Be Without You is forever iconic   I love Enough Cryin too 

Wow its 15? Idk that! I love 'Be Without You', its one of the best songs I EVER heard in my life

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